AMD Delivers Semi-Custom Graphics Chip For New Intel Processor

  • AMD Delivers Semi-Custom Graphics Chip For New Intel Processor

AMD Delivers Semi-Custom Graphics Chip For New Intel Processor

"In close collaboration, we designed a new semi-custom graphics chip, which means this is also a great example of how we can compete and work together, ultimately delivering innovation that is good for consumers", said Walker in a statement.

In a move that seems odd considering the competitive nature of rivals, chip maker Intel has partnered with AMD to create a chip using Intel's 8th generation H-series mobile Core chip and Radeon graphics. "This new semi-custom GPU puts the performance and capabilities of Radeon graphics into the hands of an expanded set of enthusiasts who want the best visual experience possible".

We will come to know more about PCs based on this new Intel technology in the first quarter of 2018.

In December 2016, word began circulating that Intel would be using AMD's graphics technology in the future CPUs to replace its own integrated graphics. The spokesman said the Intel chip is targeting gamers while the chip AMD is launching by the end of the year isn't specialized to support that market specifically.

The silicon will additionally feature a power sharing framework that is tailor-made to connect the processor, discrete graphics chip and dedicated graphics memory. As for Intel and AMD, the chip gives the two firms a potential leg up over chunkier laptops that pack NVIDIA discrete graphics.

While the AMD collaboration will be the biggest takeaway from this announcement, Intel is keen to point out that its new Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge is at the heart of the design. With personal computers seeing lackluster sales, the one bright spot has been high-end laptops that can play these graphic-intensive games. Despite the power involved, the unified design is hoped to be easier on battery life than some current solutions.

"Not only does it help manage temperature, power delivery and performance state in real time, it also enables system designers to adjust the ratio of power sharing between the processor and graphics based on workloads and usages, like performance gaming", Walker wrote. With that said, Intel has no answer to NVIDIA on the GPU front, while AMD APU products are exceptional. Or you could choose performance with the Intel H-series processors and a dGPU.

The new partnership is nearly certainly a response to the growing threat posed by Nvidia, whose graphics processors are now used for everything from high-end PC gaming to cryptocurrency processing to deep learning neural networks and more.

"We recognized an opportunity: thinner, lighter, more powerful enthusiast mobile platforms that deliver a premium experience", Intel's Christopher Walker explains.